31-year-old actress Jeon Yeo Bin may be a newbie in the Hallyu scene, but she's already got a number of under-the-radar gems on her list of acting credits. Yeo Bin only started her acting career in 2015 and has mostly starred in films. This year, she takes on her biggest role to date in the tvN drama Vincenzo.
To know more about the breakout actress' body of work, here are eight of Jeon Yeo Bin's must-watch K-dramas and movies:
1. Night In Paradise (coming soon in 2021)
The plot: Jeon Yeo Bin's most recent film is the yet-to-be-released crime-action thriller, Night In Paradise. It was screened at the 2020 Venice Film Festival and will reportedly be available for streaming on Netflix this April 2021. Night In Paradise follows the story of Tae Gu (Um Tae Goo), an ace member of a crime gang who seeks revenge on those who plotted to kill his family. He flees to Jeju Island and meets Jae Yeon (Jeon Yeo Bin), a woman "who doesn't have much time left to live." (via AsianWiki)
2. Vincenzo (2021)
Where to watch it: Netflix
The plot: In Vincenzo, Song Joong Ki plays the titular character Vincenzo Cassano, a ruthless lawyer with strong ties to the Italian mafia. He flies to South Korea, his birth country, and is challenged when he comes across the cutthroat and determined lawyer Hong Cha Young (Jeon Yeo Bin).
3. Secret Zoo (2020)
The plot: The riotous comedy Secret Zoo is about a zoo that has gone bankrupt. After all animals have been sold in the zoo, the workers devise an ingenious plan to dress up as zoo animals to still attract visitors. Their scheme soon goes viral on social media. (via AsianWiki)
4. Be Melodramatic (2019)
Where to watch it: Netflix, Viu
The plot: Think you've got it all figured out by the time you hit 30? Think again. Be Melodramatic is a coming-of-age drama that follows three friends who are all 30 years old. Jeon Yeo Bin plays documentary director Lee Eun Jung. She runs her own production company, but, thing is, she is the only staff member in her company! In a twist of fate, "one of her documentaries becomes an unexpected hit." (via AsianWiki)
5. After My Death (2018)
The plot: In After My Death, Jeon Yeo Bin played the role of high school student Young Hee who is wrongly accused of her classmate's disappearance. With her classmates, faculty, and detectives all questioning her innocence, Young Hee seeks a way to end her life. Her gripping performance earned her the following awards: Actress of the Year Award at the 22nd Busan International Film Festival and the Independent Star Award at the 2017 Seoul Independent Film Festival.
6. Save Me (2017)
Where to watch it: Netflix, Viu
The plot: In Save Me, Yeon Jeo Bin plays the role of undercover journalist Hang So Rin. The 2017 thriller tackles suicide, brainwashing by religious cults, and violence. Netflix describes Save Me as such: "Four young men come to the rescue of a former classmate whose family has been sucked into the clutches of a religious cult and its charismatic leader." Save Me also stars her Vincenzo co-star Ok Taecyeon.
7. Merry Christmas Mr. Mo (2017)
The plot: Merry Christmas Mr. Mo is a heartwarming black-and-white film and tells the story of a middle-aged man who gets diagnosed with cancer. Since he doesn't have much time left, he asks the help of his movie director son and his son's girlfriend to realize his dream of making a film before he dies. (via AsianWiki)
8. The Treacherous (2015)
The plot: Yeon Jeo Bin's very first acting role was for the period film The Treacherous. Get ready for sex, violence, and gore, 'cause this one isn't easy to swallow: "Prince Yeonsan becomes engulfed with insanity as he kills those responsible for his mother's death. He appoints his longtime friend Im Soong Jae and his father to the position of retainer. They are then ordered to round up beautiful women from all parts of the country to pleasure Prince Yeonsan. Women are taken regardless of their marital status or social class, which causes widespread anger." (via AsianWiki)
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